Howard Caldwell, a longtime anchor at RTV6, passed away Monday at the age of 92. Calwell joined WFBM, a precursor to WRTV, in May of 1959. He retired full time in May 1994 but continue to contribute occasional pieces for a few more years.
Howard Caldwell anchored the news for WFMB/WRTV for 35 years. The Indiana Broadcast Hall of Fame member and accomplished author died Monday at the age of 92. In this clip, he describes how he got his start in news.
INDIANAPOLIS -- Respected and honored journalist, reporter and anchor Howard Caldwell died Monday at the age of 92.
Caldwell joined WFBM, a precursor to WRTV, in May of 1959.
He retired from WRTV full time in May 1994, but continued to contribute for a couple more years with occasional reports.
Caldwell was a huge Indianapolis Indians and Butler University fan.
He was also an author. Caldwell wrote one book on legendary Butler Basketball Coach Tony Hinkle. Caldwell also penned another book called "The Golden Age of Indianapolis Theaters."
Caldwell was inducted into the Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame in 1991 and the Indiana Broadcast Pioneers Hall of Fame.
In the video clip below, Caldwell explains how he got started in the news business at a very early age
Sad news about the passing of one of the originals in Indiana TV journalism, @rtv6' Howard Caldwell. A TRUE legend who set the standard. RIP pic.twitter.com/THCdCfd7qW— Dave Furst (@DaveFurst) September 11, 2017
Sad news about the passing of one of the originals in Indiana TV journalism, @rtv6' Howard Caldwell. A TRUE legend who set the standard. RIP pic.twitter.com/THCdCfd7qW
Howard Caldwell was born on July 18, 1925. He grew up in Irvington and attended Howe High School. Caldwell graduated from Butler University in 1950. He served in the Navy in World War II.
Caldwell and his wife, Lynn, were married for 62 years.
They have three daughters.
Arrangements are as follows:
Thursday, September 14
Castleton United Methodist Church
7101 Shadeland Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46256
TIME: 2:00 – 8:00 PM
Friday, September 15
TIME: 11:00 AM
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Caldwell family and his friends at this time.
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